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Vol. X111 · No.XII · Series No.150 · December 2003

Tip of the White Hat

This month's Tip of the White Hat goes to Trail Rider Bud Buster. Actually there are two. The first one for calling and advising that our Website had placed 5th in the last quarter in having fellow world wide buckaroos checking in on the site and the second for Bud for continuing his good work in our Website even though he is living in Las Vegas now that he has retired. Enjoy your retirement Trail Rider and thanks for continuing your good work on our Website at trailridersofthewest.com.


DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

5th - Dave "Tujunga" Finnin
6th - Bud "Bud Buster" Reeves
9th - Dick "Colorado" Oakes
31st - Don "Dusty" Maiers

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Buck at (1-805) 522-8472 or write to: Jack R. Harding, 1053 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Don't be bashful as we do not list the year of your birth!


IOWA SEZ:

Wishing all my fellow Trail Riders a very Merry Christmas and a great start for a Happy 2004!


DECEMBER TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, December 3rd - 7:30 pm - Snacks and sodas with a movie at Paniola's

Wednesday, December 17th - 7:00 pm - The Christmas Gathering at Paniola's

All meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas. "Miss" Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.



A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

by Robert "Golden Grizz" Schenk

On August 29th of the year 2003, the members of the Trail Riders of the West gathered by invitation at the home of Miss Wilma "Hi Ya Wilma" Irvine in Santa Monica to participate in a Celebration of Life in honor of Miss Wilma's Mother, Irene Frances Bailey Drake, who left this life on June 20th of this year at the age of 93.

The Trail Riders were also remembering Will "Cherokee Slim" Lacey, Miss Wilma's companion, who passed on to the Big Campfire in the Sky several years earlier.

There were many items of memorabilia displayed giving proof of Miss Irene's good nature and her joy of life.

There were a total of 93 friends and relatives in attendance, one for each year of her life, (quite a coincidence), including Trail Riders members Don "Dusty" and Charleen Maiers, Kathie Cannon, John "Chester" and Rose "Miss Kitty" Brown, Robert "Golden Grizz" and Majorie Schenk. After everyone had eaten their fill of the great food and drink provided, Miss Wilma gave a very moving eulogy for her Mother.

Each guest was given a small packet containing a live butterfly. Miss Wilma explained that if you made a wish and released the butterfly, it would fly away and deliver your wish to Heaven. Everyone released their butterflies and we watched as they flew off. On behalf of the Trail Riders I wish to thank Miss Wilma for a wonderful occasion.



CHRISTMAS GATHERING

by "Rovin' Dusty Drover"

Merry Christmas, Trail Riders, we have planned our gathering for December 17 at Mr. & Mrs. Ed "Paniola" Phillips' abode. We have included a map directing you to his home. It will start at 7:00 pm.

The refreshments are being furnished by Paniola and "Miss" Teresa, so a token charge of $7.50 per person is being asked. There is also an exchange gift program planned. Each man would bring a gift suitable for a man and each woman bring a gift suitable for a woman. We did not put a dollar amount on the gifts so you will have to use your own judgement. We've found a dollar amount makes looking harder.

The gathering is planned to bring friends together to swap stories and, in general , to enjoy the company during this special time of year.

We are looking forward to seeing you all.


ROUNDING-UP

All of us here at the home range sure wish you, your family and friends a very Merry Christmas Trail Riders and a Happy New Year. Thanks for making 2003 such a great year for the club guys!

Tom "Cowboy" Ratican sends his love and wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Warm Campfires:

Jack R. Harding
1053 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8472


Vol. X111 · No.XI · Series No.149 · November 2003

Tip of the White Hat

This month's Tip of the White Hat goes to all the good people in Lone Pine California who worked extra special again to make this years' Lone Pine Film Festival so grand that they had all who attended smilin' as they headed home.


NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

7th - "Mister" Tommy Farrell
7th - Rose "Miss Kitty" Brown
14th - Pat "Big Casino" Nelson
19th - Tom "Cowboy" Ratican
26th - Bob "Iowa" Owens

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Buck at (1-805) 522-8472 or write to: Jack R. Harding, 1053 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Don't be bashful as we do not list the year of your birth!


IOWA SEZ:

(Nothing this month!!!)


NOVEMBER TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 6th - 7:30 pm - Snacks and sodas with a movie at Paniola's

Wednesday, November 20th - 7:30 pm - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's Bar 20

All meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 is requested for buffet. Miss Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.



CHRISTMAS GATHERING

We had a few returns on our special mailing so now we can make our plans. We will not go to a restaurant. The gathering is to be held at Paniola's. There will be a per person charge which we will determine in next month's newsletter. Watch for more on this later.



JOHNNY MACK BROWN PETITION

The Trail Riders are working with Foreman George Coan of The Old Cowboy Picture Show in South Carolina requesting that Johnny Mack Brown be considered for induction into the The National Cowboy and Heritage Museum Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. A petition has been printed for 25 people to support this. Please write to Jack R. Harding for the printed petition to gather signatures or send your individual petition. Thanks for your support.


ROUNDING-UP

All of us here at the home range sure wish you, your family and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Warm Campfires:

Jack R. Harding
1053 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8472



NOTES FROM ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER

Chester and I drove to Lone Pine for the film festival. We had only one day to spend so we left early. The drive up 395 is fun for me. We made the usual stop at Mohave for breakfast at Mike's Place. The food is nothing special, plain fare, but lots of it. Makes for a good stop. Passing Red Rock was difficult. We both wanted to stop.

Arriving in Lone Pine was, as usual, exciting. Parking was very easy which surprised me. We walked to the Dow and looked for some of our friends. That's when we discovered most people arrive later, in the afternoon. We covered all of the events in town, making a visit to the park, wandered to the school to see Ed ("Paniola") who was running the movies for the weekend. We had a good chance to be there for the ground breaking for the museum but we blew it. We found McDonalds and had coffee instead.

We did get to see many of the Trail Riders who were there, and many, many celebrities that were there.

Our day was busy. We spent the evening listening to John Locke and Kathy who were playing at one of the night clubs. They were great!

Had to cut it short as we drove back that night.


Vol. X111 · No.X · Series No.147 · October 2003

Tip of the White Hat

This month's Tip of the White Hat goes to Foreman George "Carolina" Coan of The Old Cowboy Picture Show in South Carolina for petitioning the National Cowboy and Heritage Museum in Oklahoma to consider inducting Johnny Mack Brown into their Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2004. This represents the one hundredth anniversary of his birthday. If you would like to support the petition, there is more information at the end of this newsletter.


OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

5th - Curt Pierson
8th - J. D. Juesgen
10th - Carla Iverson
10th - Bill Ehrheart
10th - Bob Walter
22nd - Betty Williamson
29th - Bob Schenk

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Buck at (1-805) 522-8472 or write to: Jack R. Harding, 1053 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Don't be bashful as we do not list the year of your birth!


IOWA SEZ:

No one ever says "It's only a game" when their team is winning!


OCTOBER TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, October 1st - 7:30 pm - Snacks and sodas with a movie at Paniola's

Wednesday, October 15th - 7:30 pm - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's Bar 20

All meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 is requested for buffet. Miss Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch the western movies.

Movies watched in September were In Old Santa Fe (1934) starring Ken Maynard and The Lone Ranger (1936) starring Lee Powell.



POSSIBLE CHRISTMAS PARTY

Having another Christmas Party has been discussed to be held on Wednesday, December 17th at Paniola's or at a restaurant. Cost would be $5.00 per person at Paniola's like last year and would be more depending on what you order at the restaurant. Please write to Ed Phillips, 5658 Broomfield Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063.



JOHNNY MACK BROWN PETITION

Please write and sign a letter to the induction committee for the National Cowboy and Heritage Museum of Oklahoma City and mail to: Jack R. Harding stating that you favor having Johnny Mack Brown inducted into their Cowboy Hall of Fame. All letters will be collected and mailed to George Coan in bulk.


ROUNDING-UP

Well, we had a lot of information in our little newsletter this issue, didn't we? Sure looking forward to hearing from you on the Johnny Mack Brown petition and thoughts on holding a Christmas Party. Also seeing you take advantage of our Classified Ads column in advertising items you have been thinking of selling just in time when all of us are thinking about the purchasing of Christmas presents.

Warm Campfires:

Jack R. Harding
1053 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8472



NOTES FROM ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER

Our partner, John "Chester" Brown celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary in a very special way. He proposed to Rose (his wife) who accepted... again! They made an appointment with their minister and did the vow thing all over again. Then they left on a honeymoon to the same place they were 40 years before although they couldn't get the same room. It wasn't cleaned yet. They said they had a very special time, enjoying the whole time and the scenery. Chester and "Miss" Rose, congratulations!


We have decided to have a "get together" on December 17th. Buck alluded to it earlier in the letter. It would help if all that are interested would drop a short line showing interest. Could you?

We would appreciate any news items you come across. Things of interest, like a good shoot-out at the corral - or a special recipe for prune cake.

Thank you...


Vol. X111 · No.IX · Series No.146 · September 2003

Tip of the White Hat

This month's Tip of the White Hat goes to Mr. Jim Roberts for holding his annual grand affair at the Sportsman's Lodge in North Hollywood on the eve of Western Film's big night: The Annual Golden Boot Awards. For more years than my memory can account for, Mr. Roberts has traveled from his home in New Orleans to celebrate the grand day and values of Western Films with fellow fans, friends and actors of the Hollywood Western Community. The evening, as always, was full of foot tapping music, memoiries, a big buffet featuring honest-to-goodness buffalo burgers and all the trimmings. This year's Pre-Boot was well attended as always and everyone left the evening with warm memories and happy smiles thanks to Jim Roberts.


SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

14th - John "Chester" Brown
18th - La Neil Ehrehartt
20th - "Mister" David Bracken
21st - Chris McIlvain

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Buck at (1-805) 522-8472 or write to: Jack R. Harding, 1053 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Don't be bashful as we do not list the year of your birth!



SEPTEMBER 2003 MEETING DATES

Wednesday, September 3rd - 7:30 pm - Snacks and sodas at Paniola's

Wednesday, September 17th - 7:30 pm - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's Bar 20

All meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 is requested for buffet. Miss Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch their films.

In August we watched quite a few movies as Charlie "Blackie" King and his riders keep causing havoc with the film Paniola Had chosen - and he had to keep changing films. Paniola has a large assortment of movies so he picked another on from his library. We were happy to have Roger and Jerry Nicodemus join us at Paniola's meeting. We had no August 20th meeting as Buck was ill. He is doing better now and looking forward to hosting his September meeting.



Notes from Roving Dusty Drover
THE 2003 JIM ROBERTS ROUNDUP

For the Trail Riders the roundup and the next day Golden Boot Awards were a special time. Our special friend, Tommy Farrell, received his "Boot" this time, and it was about time. It is a real kick to be honored by your peers. Also honored were Trail Riders Chris Alcaide and Kelo Henderson. The roundup was attended by many celebrities, too numerous to list. Also attending were several Trail Riders we don't get to see too often. Larry "Nevada" Smith, "Miss" Paula and her Mother, Dave "Cheyenne" Pitts and "Miss" Kathy. Of course the Pierson's "Slick" and "Sidekick" Marilyn were there.

I managed to talk to Jim Roberts who said his recent illess was no longer a problem. Good News!!!

Herb Jeffries and Savannah were telling of their recent honor of doing a concert for our President, George Bush. I told Savannah I did not have a picture of her and Herb together and she promptly posed with Herb for a picture. It turned out great.

There's a lot more I could say about the Roundup but this will have to do!


A LATE NOTE

Sunday, August 30th was spent enjoying the presence and home of Wilma Irvine. It was a memorial for her mother, Irene, who recently died. It was a very special gathering for friends and relations, business associates and many neighbors. Wilma was a gracious hostess who made all feel at home.

A special part of the day happened with butterflies. An old Indian tradition believes that butterflies will carry your prayer and wish to heaven. Wilma had frozen butterflies that were placed in paper envelopes for each of us and we released them after her eulogy. It was a very dramatic moment when these butterflies all took flight around us. It was a special event that will be remembered for years to come. Thank you Wilma.


ROUNDING-UP

What a night! This year's Golden Boot Awards was quite a night for the Trail Riders as Honored Club Members "Mister" Tommy Farrell, Kelo Henderson and Chris Alcaide were honored with golden statuettes. We were so thrilled and happy for our fellow club members. Congratulations Trail Riders!


Warm Campfires:

Jack R. Harding
1053 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8472




Vol. X111 · No.VIII · Series No.145 · August 2003

Tip of the White Hat

Another well deserved "Tip of the White Hat" goes out to Golden Grizz for handling our soda and plastic bottle recycling program that keeps our newsletter going and we add a "Tip" to all the Trail Riders who donate cans & bottles to the program. Thanks to Grizz and all who participate in the program.


IOWA SAYS:

"If you get to thinking that you are a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around!"


HAPPY AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

3rd- Bodie Webb
3rd - Foreman Marge Heiq
18th - Marge Schenk

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Buck at (1-805) 522-8472 or write to: Jack R. Harding, 1053 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Don't be bashful as we do not list the year of your birth!



AUGUST 2003 MEETING DATES

Wednesday, August 6th - 7:30 pm - Snacks and a movie at Paniola's and enjoying his meetings again!

Wednesday, August 20th - 7:30 pm - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's Bar 20

All meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 is requested for buffet. Miss Teresa invites all of the Trail Rider ladies to attend and talk while the "boys" watch their films.

Movies watched in July were Rustlers starring Tim Holt and Richard Martin, plus Law and Lead starring Rex Bell plus a documentary on The Polynesian Cultural Art Center located a bit west of Tombstone, over around Honolulu.



WANTED: AUDIE MURPHY ITEMS!

Contact:

Bronco Bill Cameron
#707-8830 E 5th Street
N.W. Edmonton-AB-Canada T663C3


RARE MOVIE MEMORABILIA

Small chariot about 3 feet tall, excellent construction, used in early Laurel & Hardy movies. Selling for what I have in it: $200.00. Also for sale, a prop wooden cannon used in the Errol Flynn pirate movies. Barrel is 2' around and on wheels, $350.00.

Write:
Dale G. Rickards
33174 Mulholland
Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: 818-889-1447


NEWS WITHIN THE CLUB

Cheyenne called to let the club know that Herb "The Bronze Buckaroo" Jefferies has just performed at the White House for President Bush.

Sky King and Paniola both announced that a 36 Film Festival featuring all 3D movies will be held at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood during August.

Golden Grizz is up and attending meetings after his recent leg problem.

...and the Trail Riders elected not to hold another Film Festival Dinner at Corriganville Park this fall.


ROUNDING-UP

Wishing everyone a happy August full of family BBQ, picnic and vacation trips and a month for me free of rushing paramedics to my home. Great guys but wish things would settle down so Joyce need not make any more frantic phone calls. She agrees.


The Trail Riders extend their most sincere condolences to HiYa Wilma on the passing of her mother.


The Flag

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the flag
That flew over Valley Forge
Was torn in two by the gray and the blue
And bled through two world wars

I give you the flag that burned in the street
In protest, in anger and shame
The very same flag that covered the men
Who died defending her name

We now stand together, Americans all
Either by choice or by birth
To honor the flag that's flown on the moon
And changed the face of the earth

History will show this flag stood a friend
To the hungry, the homeless and lost
That a mixture of men as common as clay
Valued one thing beyond cost

And they've signed it in blood from Bunker Hill
To Saigon, Kuwait and Toko Ri
I give you the flag that says to the world
Each man has a right to be free

Poetry by Baxter Black


Warm Campfires:

Jack R. Harding
1053 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8472




Vol. X111 · No.VII · Series No.144 · July 2003

Tip of the White Hat

This month's Tip of the White Hat goes to John "Chester" Brown for his fond rememberance while writing about the Trail Riders Trusty Steed "Raider", we rode each year in our roping tournament. Made by Tim "Durango" McIvain out of wood and wearing Johnny "Roper's" saddle of handtooled leather, Raider was our speed. We threw ropes while sitting in the saddle. Our thanks to Chester for the memories and, again, thanks to Durango for furnishing us our steed.


IOWA SAYS:

"Dang, it's good to be a man cause your last name stays put, wrinkles add character, three pair of boots are more than enough and you can clean your fingernails with a pocket knife!"


HAPPY JULY BIRTHDAYS

1st - Edwin "Chatsworth" Iverson
2nd - Rick "Texas Red" Tucker
11th - Marilyn "Sidekick" Pierson
11th - Joyce "Shotgun" Harding
20th - Curt "Slick" Pierson
23rd - Ermal "Duke" Williamson

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Buck at (1-805) 522-8472 or write to: Jack R. Harding, 1053 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Don't be bashful as we do not list the year of your birth!



JULY 2003 MEETING DATES

Wednesday, July 2nd - 7:30 pm - Snacks and a movie at Paniola's and enjoying his meetings again!

Wednesday, July 16th - 7:30 pm - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's Bar 20

Movies watched in June were Drifting Along starring a singing Johnny Mack Brown and Mr. Packy Smith's salute to the Saturday Matinee Westerns and the actors who appeared in them titled: Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch.



WANTED: AUDIE MURPHY ITEMS!

Contact:

Bronco Bill Cameron
#707-8830 E 5th Street
N.W. Edmonton-AB-Canada T663C3


RARE MOVIE MEMORABILIA

Small chariot about 3 feet tall, excellent construction, used in early Laurel & Hardy movies. Selling for what I have in it: $200.00. Also for sale, a prop wooden cannon used in the Errol Flynn pirate movies. Barrel is 2' around and on wheels, $350.00.

Write:
Dale G. Rickards
33174 Mulholland
Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: 818-889-1447


ROUNDING-UP

Despite all the cool gray June gloom weather we have all been enjoying (?) here along the California coast as our days have not been interrupted with lawn work. A happy 227th birthday to America this July 4th! Careful cause that is a lot of candles.

Welcome home Chatsworth and Paniola!!


We have a special bit of poetry by a person we all know, Ed "Paniola" Phillips. This is what happens to your mind as doctors put you under. Nurses write the rambling for you and they are as follows:

Movie Cowboy

I was a movie cowboy in a former life
Carried a gun and toted a knife
Had a horse loyal and true
Sometimes I called him Tony; sometimes Old Blue

Had a sidekick that was a little crazy
And sometimes he was a little lazy
There was always a co-star; a pretty gal
They called her Peggy, Dale or sometimes Sal

There were bad guys and I knew them well
And the locations sometimes were worse than hell
I'd fight the bad guys, sometimes twice and always won
Then I'd hug the gal, kiss the horse and the movies done

T'was a life I lived for many a year
And was a time that I hold dear
It's all gone now, it's in the past
I figured a long time ago that it wouldn't last

So I saved my money and bought a place with a lot of room
I now ride a rockin' chair and listen to the critters howl at the moon
Tis been a good life I've had on the silver screen
It's been so long now, it sounds like I've lived a dream

The fan mail still comes now and then
And fills my heart of old time when
I visit friends on Friday night
Watch my old films... what a sight

All my cowboy friends have gone away
And I guess my time will come someday
I pray that as the years begin to fade
You all remember them dusty trails we made


Warm Campfires:

Jack R. Harding
1053 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8472




Vol. X111 · No.V · Series No.143 · June 2003

Tip of the White Hat

This month goes out to Paniola for making his May 21st meeting so special as he showed the Lone Ranger movie, "The Lost City of Gold" on his new electronic projecting machine. This DVD/Video machine blows up the film to fill an 8 foot by 8 foot movie screen. The image is projected thru three lenses that form on the screen so brilliantly and so sharp that it is like watching a 3D movie. Wow!


Mister Tommy Farrell Honored

Trail Rider "Mister" Tommy Farrell was notified that he was nominated and accepted by the Golden Boot Award's Committee to be honored at this year's ceremoinies in August. All of the Trail Riders are elated that he is being honored and many will be involved in his night with Mr. Tom Corrigan preparing a montage of his films to be shown before his presentation. Slick and Sidekick will interview him before the ceremoinies begin. Congratulations Mr. Farrell!! Enjoy every minute of your night being honored as all of us have for years, with you attending many of our activities and being a member in our club.


IOWA SAYS:

That his Uncle Wilbur asked that Aunt Agatha sing "Amazing Grace" at his funeral. He always has claimed that his wife's singing could wake the dead and figured it was worth a try.


HAPPY JUNE BIRTHDAYS

3rd - Kevin "Hondo" Cannon

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Buck at (1-805) 522-8472 or write to: Jack R. Harding, 1053 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Don't be bashful as we do not list the year of your birth!



JUNE 2003 MEETING DATES

Wednesday, June 4th - 7:30 pm - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's

Wednesday, June 18th - 7:30 pm - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's

Both meetings this coming month are being held at Buck's as Paniola had surgery in late May and we don't want to over tire him hosting a meeting so soon after surgery. Both meetings will begin at 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm.



WANTED: AUDIE MURPHY ITEMS!

Please write to:

Bill Cameron
#707-8830 E 5th Street
N.W. Edmonton-AB-Canada
T663C3

Postage into Canada requires two 37 cent stamps.


ROUNDING-UP

Needless to say May was quite a month with the announcement of Tommy Farrell being awarded a Golden Boot Award at this year's August ceremoinies... and watching the Lone Ranger movie on Paniola's new 8 ft. screen. T'was great having Chatsworth at the meeting to enjoy the film just weeks after his surgery. A big tip of my "Happy Stetson" to all who sent me happy birthday cards. They sure have given me many a smiles as I pass their display on the piano. Thanks for all those smiles everyone! I sure needed them this past month. Have a great June!


Warm Campfires:

Jack R. Harding
1053 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8472


Vol. X111 · No.V · Series No.142 · May 2003

Tip of the White Hat

A Tip of the White Hat this month goes out to Trail Riders "Shotgun Jo" Harding and Teresa "Lalani" Phillips for welcoming the Trail Riders into their homes to watch movies and preparing buffet tables. Thanks "Shotgun" and "Lalani"!


Howdy Preacher!

Welcome to the Trail Riders, Charles "Preacher" Edmonson as our newest Associate Member. "Preacher" rides the valley land range up in Poulsbo Washington. He is a western artifacts collector and admires the values of the movies off Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger. We met "Preacher" thru our mutual admiration of Trail Rider Mr. Kelo Henderson and mighty glad too. Great to have you with us "Preacher"!


IOWA SAYS:

Did you ever stop and think the word "American" ends with "I can"?!


HAPPY MAY BIRTHDAYS

17th - Sammy Baugh

19th - Nancy Hilton

23rd - Sharon Carter

25th - Jack "Buck" Harding

30th - Pat "Stoney" Bousquet

30th - Doris "7½" Lauter

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Buck at (1-805) 522-8472 or write to: Jack R. Harding, 1053 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Don't be bashful as we do not list the year of your birth!



MAY 2003 MEETINGS

Wednesday, May 7th - 7:30 pm - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's

Wednesday, May 21st - 7:30 pm - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's



This past month the Trail Riders have enjoyed cheering Kelo Henderson in "26 Men" plus Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carillo in "The Cisco Kid" and Gabby Hayes' "Tall Tales" as he introducted a Buster Crabbe movie.

All were early '50's TV Westerns recorded and edited by Buck off of the American One TV Network.


WANTED: AUDIE MURPHY ITEMS!

Please write to:

Bill Cameron
#707-8830 E 5th Street
N.W. Edmonton-AB-Canada
T663C3

Postage into Canada requires two 37 cent stamps.


COWBOY CLIFF HANGERS

A book about the Sound Western Serials written by Trail Rider "Buckshot". The book is full of biographies of the stars and character actors plus includes 60 historic photos. Buckshot will gladly personalize the book upon request, Sale priced to Trail Riders for just $23.45 which includes postage and handling. Please make check payable to Donn Moyer and mail to:

Mr. Donn Moyer
P.O. Box X8261
Tacoma WA 98418


ROUNDING-UP

April 2003 was a good month for the club membership with Chatsworth, Cherokee and Paniola returning home from complicated surgeries and tests. All are resting comfortably with family and all of us are so thankful for their good medical reports and are looking forward to enjoying their company at a Trail Rider meeting soon.


Fly the Stars and Stripes on "Memorial Day"!

Warm Campfires:

Jack R. Harding
1053 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8472


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Vol. X111 · No.IV · Series No.141 · April 2003

Tip of the White Hat

To Dusty and Miss Charleen who print up our Trail Riders of the West monthly newsletter and shared in the mailing to our club membership. I have wanted to "Tip the White Hat" for sometime so they could be thanked in this issue as it marks the first anniversary of the republishing of our club's monthly newsletter. Thanks for everything Dusty and Miss Charleen.


Welcome to the Trail Riders, Jim "Deacon" Vecchio!

Jim rides the celluloid range up in Bridgeport Connecticut and likes the values and messages in the Saturday Matinee Westerns of yesteryears. "Deacon" is active in his church and speaks at events and meetings on how we should be returning to those values and cares of the western film heroes we cherish and follow as "Trail Riders of the West" club members do. Good words "Deacon"! Welcome!


IOWA SAYS:

Have you ever noticed when you combine the word "The" with the initials of the Internal Revenue Service, that it spells "THEIRS"!


HAPPY APRIL BIRTHDAYS

12th - Richard "Big Casino" Nelson

12th - Ed "Paniola" Phillips

20th - Curt "Slick" Pierson

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Buck at (1-805) 522-8472 or write to: Jack R. Harding, 1053 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Don't be bashful as we do not list the year of your birth. Hee



APRIL 2003 MEETINGS

April 2nd - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's

April 16th - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's



The April 2nd meeting will be held at Bucks instead of Paniola's as he is being hospitalized for surgery. I think he would appreciate hearing from you. If you do not know his address, you can mail your card to Buck's, OK?

This past month the Trail Riders have enjoyed cheering Wild Bill Elliott, Peggy Stewart and Bobby Blake in "Cheyenne Wild Cat" at Paniola's, and rooted for George O'Brien in "Holy Terror" over Humphrey Bogart in his villainous role. Yep! Mr. Bogart made several westerns.


WANTED: AUDIE MURPHY ITEMS!

Please write to:

Bill Cameron
#707-8830 E 5th Street
N.W. Edmonton-AB-Canada
T663C3

Postage into Canada requires two 37 cent stamps.


COWBOY CLIFF HANGERS

A book about the Sound Western Serials written by Trail Rider Buckshot. The book is full of biographies of the stars and character actors plus includes 60 historic photos. Buckshot will gladly personalize the book upon request, Sale priced to Trail Riders for just $23.45 which includes postage and handling. Please make check payable to Donn Moyer and mail to:

Mr. Donn Moyer
P.O. Box X8261
Tacoma WA 98418


ROUNDING-UP

As this issue marks the first anniversary of our club's changed format, I just could not think of a better time then on each year's anniversary to salute and remember our fellow members who molded our club and have ridden into the sunset.

Charter Member #4
Ralph "Montana" Trant

Charter Member #7
Johnny "Roper" Hilton

Member #9
Lee "Duke" Barker

Member #16
Will "Cherokee Slim" Lacey

Member #26
Fred "Rowdy" Yates

Honored Member #1
Mr. Harry Lauter

Honored Member #2
Mr. Terry Frost

Honored Member #3
Mr. Pierce Lyden

Honored Member #4
Mr. Eddie Dean

Honored Member #5
Mr. Hal Baylor

Honored Member #6
Mr. John Agar

Honored Member #7
Mr. Richard Webb

Honored Member #12
Mr. Monte Montana

Wrangler #2
Mr. Max Harrison


A Perplexing Question

In the beginning the Lord Himself made man,
Put a rope and reins in his hands.
We've come a fer piece since those early days,
Worn out a few saddles cuttin' the trail along the way,
Riding, roping, brandin' and such.
A way of life that I love so much.
Folks say our kind is almost all gone.
I hope and pray those folks are wrong,
Cause ya see,
Without cowboys, what kinda world would it be?
I shudder to think!

by James Veitch, Meeker, Colorado


Wishing all a Happy Easter!

Warm Campfires:

Jack R. Harding
1053 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8472


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Vol. X111 No.3 Series No.140 March 2003

Tip of the White Hat

To Trail Rider "Tobasco" for his bravery and calmly driving Grimes Canyon between Filmore and Simi Valley to attend the last several Trail Rider Meetings. That road is not an easy one and a caution to drive with all the twists and turns and the vast drop offs into the gully run offs with no guard rails along the sides. He drives it at night and once when it was raining! Now that really deserves a tip of the Hat!


HOWDY DEACON AND HANGMAN!

Welcome to the Trail Riders, Jim "Deacon" Vecchio and Jon "Hangman" Couture! It is great having you with us!

"Hangman" rides the range up in Brush Prarie, Washington and is the Mayor and Marshal of the ten building western town he and his wife constructed. He writes all is peaceful there due to the town's Marshal/Mayor handle "Hangman". The town was built as they remembered visiting "Corriganville" many times back in the 60's when they lived in Simi Valley. Simi has changed a lot Hangman, as well as Corriganville, but the park district has turned the acerage back to all trails, cleaned out the lake to its full size and has made all look like thru the camera lenses of long ago. It's a great place to visit and enjoy a nature walk down the memory lane of the exciting Saturday Matinee Western Movies filmed there.


IOWA SAYS: Now, I am not trying to make you believe that the town where I once lived is small, but when they wanted to paint a center line down main street... they had to widen the road!


HAPPY MARCH BIRTHDAYS

8th - Carol "Red" Oakes

18th - Rick "Texas Red" Tucker

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Buck at (1-805) 522-8472 or write to: Jack R. Harding, 1053 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Don't be bashful as we do not list the year of your birth. Hee



COMING MEETING DATES AND EVENTS

March 05th - Snacks and a movie at Paniola's

March 19th - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's

All meetings are scheduled to start at 7:30 pm, with discussion, intermission and movie ends right around 9:30 pm.


WANTED: AUDIE MURPHY ITEMS!

Please write to:

Bill Cameron
#707-8830 E 5th Street
N.W. Edmonton-AB-Canada
T663C3

Postage into Canada requires two 37 cent stamps.


COWBOY CLIFF HANGERS

A book about the Sound Western Serials written by Trail Rider Buckshot. The book is full of biographies of the stars and character actors plus includes 60 historic photos. Buckshot will gladly personalize the book upon request, Sale priced to Trail Riders for just $23.45 which includes postage and handling. Please make check payable to Donn Moyer and mail to:

Mr. Donn Moyer
P.O. Box X8261
Tacoma WA 98418


ROUNDING-UP

This past month has really been a joy for me with a movie never gotten, due to all wanting to talk. The hour just flew!

Receiving the "Deacon's" and "Hangman's" applications brighten up my day and reading their comments sure had me wishing they lived closer so all of us could know each other better.

Learning of Durango's successful surgery and returning home was a big smile. I am so grateful to Cheyenne for keeping all of us informed.

Yep! These last four weeks have been quite a month full of friendship and caring. A good month and here's another in March for all of us.

Warm Campfires:

Jack R. Harding
1053 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8472


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Vol. X111 No.1 Series No.138
January 2003

Tip of the White Hat

To Golden Grizz for handling the club's recycling program which funds all the printing and postage cost of our newsletter. Thanks for all your work, Golden Grizz.


HOWDY TOBASCO AND WALKSHORSE!

Welcome to the Trail Riders, "Tobasco" and "Walkshorse". Your membership cards and belt buckle's will be soon on their way to you.

Dave "Tobasco" Twomey rides the range just North of Simi Valley in the scenic city of Fillmore and wrote in his letter that he is really glad he located us as he has heard about us for years. We are glad, too, and look forward to watching some Sunset Carson, Fred Scott and Wild Bill Elliott movies with ya, Tabasco! Like that handle as you say, "it is Hot".

Ronald B. Walkshorse has chosen his last name for his handle, naturally. He grew up watching his grandfather, Russell "Barlow" Simpson travel from one movie set to the other, working mostly on the B Westerns of the fifty's, and also the Western movies of the sixty's. It sure sounds like he had fun growing up. He lives in Hinckley, Utah and is a member of the Movie Props Association. One of his ancestors fought a the Little Big Horn. (Guess which side)


IOWA SAYS: A wise man is an old fool with a good memory


HAPPY FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

8th - Charleen Maiers

12th - Mina Bousquet

17th - Tim "Durango" McIlvain

19th - Julie Tucker

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Buck at (1-805) 522-8472 or write to: Jack R. Harding, 1053 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Don't be bashful as we do not list the year of your birth. Hee



COMING MEETING DATES AND EVENTS

Feb 05th - Snacks and a movie at Paniola's

Feb 19th - Popcorn and a movie at Buck's

All meetings are scheduled to start at 7:30 pm, with discussion, intermission and movie ends right around 9:30 pm.


ROUNDING-UP

I sure hope you and your's enjoyed a very Merry Christmas and all that football on New Year's Day. We thank you for brightening our home with all your Christmas Cards. They meant a lot to us and have us looking forward to 2003 to having the Trail Riders of the West Newsletter continuing to keep everone knowing what is going on in the club and to expand as we are with the Classified Ads Column next month. Also coming March we will be unveiling a new service we believe you and fellow buckarooes will find exciting and we'll be doing it in just our normal two pages. Happy New Year Trail Riders! Have a great month!

Warm Campfires:

Jack R. Harding
1053 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8472




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